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Cosmetic dentist explains the causes of teeth staining and how to prevent it

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A great smile is contagious, exudes positivity, and creates excellent first impressions. But how can you wear a perfect smile if your teeth are discolored? Regrettably, even with the best care for your teeth, you cannot escape discoloration as it can occur due to genetics, aging, and common stain-causing substances like soda, coffee, and wine. 

At Anjum A. Ansari DMD General & Cosmetic Dentistry, we offer professional teeth whitening to restore the sparkle in your smile. But first, let’s find out the causes of teeth staining and how to prevent it. This way, you can maintain the shine of your teeth for many years to come after whitening your smile.

Causes of teeth staining

There are several causes of teeth discoloration – some are preventable, some are not. Below is a list of some common causes behind teeth staining:

  • Food and drinks: Coffee, tea, wine, dark soda, and some fruits and vegetables are known culprits of teeth discoloration.
  • Tobacco: Smoking and chewing tobacco are likely to lead to a dull, yellowed look.
  • Poor oral care: If you neglect your oral health, it can lead to unsightly plaque buildup and tartar, stealing the shine of your smile.
  • Trauma/disease: Any medical condition or injury that affects or damages the enamel is likely to cause teeth discoloration.
  • Medical treatments: Medical treatments like chemotherapy and radiotherapy may cause teeth discoloration. Antihistamines and antipsychotic medications can also contribute to teeth stains.

Preventing teeth discoloration

Here are some tips you can observe to reduce and prevent teeth stains:

  • Practicing good oral hygiene – this includes brushing twice a day and flossing daily
  • Using a straw to drink soda
  • Rinsing your mouth with clean water after eating to dislodge food particles that may cause discoloration
  • Avoiding tobacco use
  • Getting professional dental cleaning every six months
  • Eating healthy foods to strengthen enamel
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Are discolored teeth depriving you of a brilliant, bright smile? You can start smiling broadly again by dialing (617) 581-0689 to book an appointment with Anjum A. Ansari DMD General & Cosmetic Dentistry. Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. will pinpoint the exact cause of your teeth discoloration and offer professional teeth whitening services to keep your smile white and bright.

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Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D.

Anjum A. Ansari, D.M.D. is a committed and skilled professional with over two decades of dentistry experience in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is dedicated to helping patients maintain a healthy life by practicing good dental hygiene and protecting their teeth. The latest technology, modern equipment and advance up to date techniques are used in her treatments to provide the most effective results for patients. Due to her expertise and skills, she holds membership in prestigious dental associations such as the American Dental Association and Massachusetts dental association. She prides herself on taking three times the required continuing dental education to hone her skills. Providing the best care in the most comfortable environment is paramount to everyone who works here.

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